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25+ Photos Prove Time Has No Mercy on Anything in the World

Each of us probably has a favorite thing that has survived both fire and rain over the years. These things are so dear to us that we may not notice how much they’ve actually changed over time. But if you see them next to new versions of themselves, all these changes become crystal clear.

1. “One pillowcase has been used nearly every day for 40 years. The other has been in a closet.”

2. “I’m a mailman who walks over 11 miles a day. The old boots are from mid-march.”

3. “I replaced my 20±year-old wallet.”

4. “A tale of 2 teddies — my sister and I both got them at the same time, ~18 years ago.”

5. “Queen’s Guard boots after a year of public duties at Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Palace, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, and other occasions”

6. “New vs one working day cleaning archaeological ceramics”

7. “Christmas of 2019 I got 2 pillows and used 1 of them every night for a year.”

8. “Brand new vs 5 years of carrying mail”

9. “The Disney cup I had in my cupboard vs the brand new one that I picked up at an antique shop today”

10. “The same wooden cover on the building, but one part is under the balcony — 10 years of weather.”

11. “1990 vs 2020 — my dad’s college hat vs my future college hat”

12. “11 years’ worth of hiding my mistakes”

13. “In machining, we use brass hammers so we don’t damage parts made from steel. We get a new hammer every year or so.”

14. “These knives at my work have been used so much, they’re almost gone.”

15. “If you tell the dog to ’go get your gator,’ she’ll bring back any one of these.”

16. “My dad bought these wallets 25 years ago and just switched to the second for Christmas.”

17. “My old 54-mm skateboard wheels next to my new 54-mm skateboard wheels”

18. “1995 zippo, before and after — one day it will look like it did before the sanding and polish.”

19. “The Crocs I’ve been wearing as my everyday shoes for 6 years vs a brand new pair”

20. “My old hat and my new hat”

21. “Wrote down this recipe for chocolate chip cookies about 30 years ago on blue paper. Made the cookies hundreds of times. Found the original paper I wrote it on at my mom’s place last weekend.”

22. “My mom bought the same stuffed animal for my sister in case she lost it; after 16 years, we found all 4 of them.”

23. “New condition version of my 20±year-old childhood teddy bear”

24. “I’m replacing the scoreboard after playing darts twice a week for 15+ years.”

25. “My dad’s old fire helmet beside his new one”

26. “When 900 years old, you reach, look as good, you will not.”

27. “Same exact book, one used and rained on, one brand new”

What’s your favorite thing that has gone through a lot with you? Share it in the comments!

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